Black Poetry : Tragidy?

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  1. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Everyday tragedy would visit me
    And embrace me with the subtly of a lovers kiss
    But her touch was cold and her embrace smothering
    She would squeeze and twist my soul in an attempt to break my spirit
    I began to wonder just how long she was going to stay
    And if she would ever leave
    As she touched everything I own like a child who knew know better
    Gloom would wait outside just waiting for an invitation to come inside
    And though I would occasionally look and nod in recognition of his presence
    I would never let him in

    In my lifetime I have upon many occasion been selfish and hardhearted
    And so the presence of these reapers of equity was no surprise and although
    Tragedy had her way with me for many a day
    I never questioned Why she came to visit
    Why me
    Because I knew the answer was
    Why not me

    Had I been so noble as to have warranted a tragedy free existence
    Had I dedicated my life to others and the will of the Father to the extent that I knew that the Lord
    Owed me one
    The miracle in and of itself is that he continues to allow me to draw breath in spite of the things that I have done and continue to do
    So although I felt like Jobe for a moment I knew that I was unworthy of that comparison and so I never asked the question because I remember the answer that Jobe got when HE murmured
    The Lord said to Jobe “in essence”
    If you weren’t there when I spoke this world into existence and breathed breath into your essence
    If you weren’t there when I parted the red sea
    If you weren’t there when I held the sun and the moon still until the battle was won
    If you weren’t there when I planted the seed of my son
    So that he may walk amongst you to feel what you feel and to die so that you may live
    If you weren’t there when the plan of redemption I conceived
    How dare you question me about a little tragedy in your life when you of all people should know that it is all part of the big plan
    And I still got the whole wide world
    IN MY HAND
    Be still little man and know that I am God
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Shaz .....break it down i'm feel ya big tyme ...
     
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    "Everyday tragedy would visit me
    And embrace me with the subtly of a lovers kiss
    But her touch was cold and her embrace smothering
    She would squeeze and twist my soul in an attempt to break my spirit
    I began to wonder just how long she was going to stay
    And if she would ever leave
    As she touched everything I own like a child who knew know better
    Gloom would wait outside just waiting for an invitation to come inside
    And though I would occasionally look and nod in recognition of his presence
    I would never let him in "

    i liked those lines alot, beautiful piece

    one luv
     
  4. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    $$Rich$$
    always a pleasure
    thank you for the read

    Mind~$oul
    Thank you so much I am touched that you enjoyed the read
     
  5. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wonderfully crafted piece/peace!

    There is nothing but truth in these verses and the show for which many rehearses , has already begun...so when is it over? When he say's it is done! Acknowledging the Higher power adds substance to each verse and if I had to pay to read it again...well wait a minute, let me get my purse! Thanks for going to the deep end for us brother!

    Blessings on Ya House!
     
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    nice read, very descriptive...
     
  7. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you a thousand times for all the love

    Miss Poetic

    thank you glad you enjoyed
     
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    lpoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    nice piece shaz..........
     
  9. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you for the read
     
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    I'm feelin you
    brotha